May 31

May 31 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on May 31, include:

  • National Macaroon Day 
  • National Save Your Hearing Day
  • National Senior Health & Fitness Day - May 31, 2017 (Last Wednesday in May)
  • National Speak in Complete Sentences Day
  • World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis) - May 31, 2017 (Last Wednesday in May)
  • World No-Tobacco Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include May 31, are:

  • National Tire Safety Week - May 28 - June 3, 2017
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 to Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Shavout - Evening of May 30 - Evening of June 1, 2017 (Jewish Holiday)
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31

2017 Monthly Holidays that include May 31, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
  • Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 31 is Gemini.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:

  • The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
  • Hawthorn


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1819 - Walt Whitman, American poet called the Father of Free Verse (Leaves of Grass) (d. 1892)
  • 1866 - John Ringling, one of the seven Ringling Brothers who founded the Ringling Brothers Circus (d. 1936)
  • 1898 - Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author who wrote The Power of Positive Thinking (d. 1993)
  • 1923 - Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
  • 1930 - Clint Eastwood, American actor, director and producer (Rawhide, Dirty Harry)
  • 1943 - Sharon Gless, American actress (Cagney & Lacey, Burn Notice)
  • 1943 - Joe Namath, American football quarterback, sportscaster, and actor
  • 1949 - Tom Berenger, American actor and producer (Platoon)
  • 1965 - Brooke Shields, American model, actress, and producer (Pretty Baby, Blue Lagoon)
  • 1976 - Colin Farrell - Irish actor (The Recruit, S.W.A.T)


Famous Deaths

  • 2013 - Jean Stapleton, Amercan actress (Edith Bunker on All in the Family) (b. 1923)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1919 - The first wedding ever held in an aircraft happens over Houston, Texas
  • 1949 Actress Doris Day divorces musician George Weidler after 3 years
  • 1991 - Minnie Munro at 102 marries Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia. She is the oldest bride on record
  • 2014 - Singer Melissa Etheridge marries actress Linda Wallem


Quote of the Day



Fred Rogers, created and hosted the children's show, Mister Roger's Neighborhood ran from 1966 to 2001


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Info. to come soon!


This Day in History

  • 1578 - King Henry III lays the first stone of the oldest bridge of Paris, France
  • 1790 - The U.S. enacts the Copyright Act of 1790
  • 1879 - William Henry Vanderbilt renames Gilmores Garden in NYC to Madison Square Garden and opens it to the public
  • 1889 - The town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania is flooded with a 60-foot wall of water after a dam fails. Over 2,200 people die.
  • 1927 - After 15,007,003 vehicles, production ends for the Ford Model T
  • 1970 - A 7.9 earthquake shakes Peru and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Close to 70,000 people killed and 50,000 injured.
  • 1971 - Observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, due to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968
  • 1977 - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline is completed
  • 1985 - Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, Canada, killing 76

This Day in Music

  • 1956 - Buddy Holly writes That'll be the Day after seeing the John Wayne film The Searchers
  • 1961 - Jimi Hendrix enlists in the Army for 3 year as a member of the Screaming Eagles fighting squad. Over a year later he breaks his ankle during a parachute jump and is honorably discharged
  • 1971 - Day After Day is recorded by Badfinger (video below)
  • 1974 - Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown album is certified Gold
  • 1975 - One of These Nights is released by The Eagles
  • 1998 - Geri Halliwell announces that she has left the Spice Girls
  • 2016 - Alicia Keys announces that she will stop wearing makeup


Above is Day After Day, by Badfinger


This Day in Sports

  • 1967 - A.J. Foyt wins the Indianapolis 500
  • 2015 - At age 92, Harriette Thomson becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Omnishambles (noun)

1.  (UK, chiefly politics)  A situation that is bad or mismanaged in every way.

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